Getty/ACLS Postdoctoral Fellowships in the History of Art
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About the Program

These fellowships are intended to support an academic year of research and/or writing by early career scholars from around the world for a project that will make a substantial and original contribution to the understanding of art and its history. The ultimate goal of the project should be a major piece of scholarly work by the applicant. ACLS does not fund creative work (e.g., novels or films), textbooks, straightforward translation, or pedagogical projects.


Applicants must have a PhD that was conferred between September 1, 2014 and December 31, 2018. Applicants who earned their PhDs in and/or are currently employed in any humanistic field may apply, so long as they demonstrate that their research draws substantially on the materials, methods, and/or findings of art history, and contributes to the field. Scholars may propose new approaches to art historical scholarship and/or explore connections between art history and other humanistic disciplines. This program welcomes proposals from applicants without restriction as to citizenship, country of residency, location of work proposed, or employment. An application must be completed in English by the applicant.

Award Amount/Award Period

$60,000 + $5,000 for research and travel expenses for 1 academic year.

Application Deadline

October 23, 2019.

Award Type

Postdoc Fellowship

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Getty/ACLS Postdoctoral Fellowships in the History of Art